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Metal Oxide-Carbon Nanocomposites for Aqueous and Nonaqueous Supercapacitors

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
090083
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
T6.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
NanoScale Materials, Inc.
1310 Research Park Drive Manhattan, KS -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Metal Oxide-Carbon Nanocomposites for Aqueous and Nonaqueous Supercapacitors
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CC64C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase 2 effort focuses on development of a supercapacitor energy storage device based on novel metal oxide-carbon nanocomposites. In the Phase 1 project, NanoScale discovered a group of cathode nanocomposites with an exceptionally high capacitance of 270 F/g and a large potential window of 3.8 V versus metallic lithium in inorganic electrolytes. The combination of a large capacitance and a high achievable device voltage, allows for construction of hybrid supercapacitors with high energy and power densities and a very long lifetime. Importantly, the materials developed by NanoScale are easy to produce on a large industrial scale since no costly raw materials or manufacturing methods are required.In Phase 2, a complete supercapacitor system, including nanocomposite cathode and anode electrodes and nonaqueous low temperature electrolytes, will be tested and optimized. The proposed project will be a joint effort between NanoScale Corporation, Battelle Memorial Institute, the STTR partner, and Rayovac, a well known battery manufacturer. This team is uniquely qualified to carry out the proposed research due to its rich experience in manufacturing of nanoscale materials, supercapacitor development and large scale battery manufacturing. NanoScale and Battelle will jointly develop the proposed supercapacitor system. Rayovac will fabricate and evaluate prototype supercapacitors.

Principal Investigator:

Slawomir Winecki
Principal Investigator
7855370179
swinecki@NanoScaleCorp.com

Business Contact:

Aaron Madison
Chief Operating Officer
7855370179
amadison@NanoScaleCorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanoscale Materials, Inc.
1310 Research Park Drive Manhattan, KS 66502-

EIN/Tax ID: 481172548
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Battelle Memorial Institute
505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201-2693
Contact: Gail Engel